My first Stitch Fix... whaddya think?

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{Warning: awkward modeling photos involved here!} I've been observing Stitch Fixes from the sideline for a while now on friends' blogs, and finally decided to go for it. A self-confessed non-shopper, I've been exploring the idea of finding my own style a little bit this year.

I finally read (and loved) The No-Brainer Wardrobe, bought some awesome new hangers, and most recently, asked David if we could pretty-please add some clothing money to August's budget for requesting my first Fix. I figured I would consider it as a sort of fall-is-coming hurrah (I hate for summer to end but I'm trying to cozy up to fall as a second fave)-- like back-to-school personal shopping for mom.

So what is Stitch Fix? Here's how simple it was.

  • I signed up and filled out a fun style profile. I also updated my Style board on Pinterest so my stylist could see what kind of things I liked (Stitch Fix has lots of boards to look through to get ideas).

  • I was careful to actually request styles/items I would actually wear. Thanks for that tip, Anne!

  • I scheduled my fix to arrive, and it did-- a few days early actually!

When the pretty box arrived, just opening it was fun and exciting-- I especially loved the outfit suggestion cards that gave styling ideas for each item.

I'll show you what I received and share a few thoughts on the experience, and I'd love to get your opinion on the pieces my stylist (I have a stylist! How fun is that?!) picked out for me. Vain disclaimer: I left my makeup in Northern California so you get to see me model au naturel {cringe}.

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Item #1: Alexa Embroidery Detailed Tank by Skies are Blue

I love the embroidery details on this one, but I wasn't crazy about the shape on me or the polyester fabric. I might have convinced myself to keep it though if it wasn't white. Between my cooking (gotta remember the apron!) and my kids' messes I can't brave all-white right now.

I think this one's a no go.

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Item #2: Trinidad Chevron Striped Henley Blouse by Fun2Fun

I love the style and chevron design of this one. It will be a great one to carry me into fall, too.

(Also, let's pretend those sleeves are rolled up evenly like they were the first time I tried this shirt on, and that it's not so wrinkled, k? Thanks.) ;)

This one's a keeper!

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Item #3: Daniela Geo Print Maxi Skirt by Tart

Cute design, fun fabric. Holy expensive. My stylist picked reasonably priced (for higher-end than I'm used to) pieces for me other than this one. I still can't figure out why this skirt was priced at over a hundred dollars. Never in my wildest dreams could I justify spending that much on an everyday piece of clothing, as much as I might like it.

Sadly, no on this one.

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Item #4 Kahlo Embroidered Solid Tank by Le Sample

When we saw the photo card with the outfit suggestions for this one, David and I both thought my stylist hit the nail on the head with this one, matching my style to a tee. It's a little dressier than my normal everyday tank-and-shorts combo with the lovely embellishment, unique cut and nice fabric, but it's still casual enough to be something I could wear any day.

My only concern is finding the right bra for it as my strapless bra works great with the back but does something funny to the front as you can see in the left photo.

All in all, this was my favorite item of the fix and it's a definite keeper.

The fifth item was the pair of earrings pictured in the top photo. Very cute, but I realized for the cost, I would rather buy something from Noonday Collection or something handmade, so I won't be requesting any more jewelry from Stitch Fix in the future.

Overall, this was a super fun experience, especially for someone like me who literally get a headache from scouring the racks for too long. Since I most of my wardrobe is made up of acquired handmedowns (which I love) or basic items from Old Navy or Target, I felt like this was a really grown-up splurge for me. One thing I was disappointed in was that all the item were made in China. For the price, it would be nice to see something American-made.

Will I do another Stitch Fix? I'd definitely like to. It'd be a fun thing to ask for money towards for a birthday or special occasion. If you're interested in trying it, I'd love it if you used my referral code which will help me earn Stitch Fix credit. (And I'll try to work on less awkward poses next time, too.) ;)

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